Teaching the Cold War

October 15, 2018

There is a pressing need, now more than ever, for students to learn the history of Soviet-U.S. relations, and for teachers to have access to resources to effectively teach the Cold War-era. The specter of the Soviet Union still hangs heavy over the relationship … Continued

Job Announcement: Assistant Professor in Central European Studies

October 4, 2018

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://gsll.unc.edu/) invites applications for a full time, tenure track position: Assistant Professor (Working Title: Laszlo Birinyi, Sr. Fellow) in Central European Studies … Continued

Reflecting on 1968

October 3, 2018

In 1968 – the year the Detroit Tigers won the World Series and one year before the first Woodstock festival – student protests erupted across the globe. In Czechoslovakia the year marked a brief period of gradual liberalization within the … Continued

CfP: 1968 in Poland and Czechoslovakia in Comparison

February 4, 2018

The year 1968 was a momentous one in many spots on the globe, perhaps no more so than in Poland and Czechoslovakia. With a few exceptions, however, 1968 and its aftermath in these two countries largely have been studied in … Continued

First Forum on Southeast Europe

December 6, 2017

On November 13, the newly inaugurated UNC Forum on Southeast Europe hosted a panel discussion exploring democratic backsliding in the Western Balkans. While democracy made strides forward in the 2000s, with the end of the Yugoslav wars, the downfall of Slobodan … Continued

Intricate Stories in Fabric: Ukrainian Embroidery

November 9, 2017

Embroidery, like all artwork, is a culturally significant artifact as it represents people’s beliefs and traditions. Traditional Ukrainian embroidery is an intricate skill that has spread and evolved over centuries. It has created a common folk culture in Ukraine and beyond. Embroidery has a substantial … Continued

The Russian Revolution in North Carolina Classrooms

May 5, 2017

The 2017 centenary of the Russian Revolution offers a timely moment to reflect on an event that fundamentally shaped the twentieth century and to examine how the revolution’s historical significance is being taught today in North Carolina’s schools. In this … Continued

Now on View: Narratives of the Russian Revolution

February 28, 2017

The year 2017 marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution, arguably the twentieth century’s most defining, transformative series of events. To mark its anniversary, UNC’s Wilson Library is hosting an exhibit comprising items from the André Savine Collection of rare … Continued

CfP: 17th Annual Czech Studies Workshop • April 20-22

October 26, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Seventeenth Annual Czech Studies Workshop, which will be held at UNC-Chapel Hill on April 20-22, 2017, welcomes papers on Czech topics, broadly defined, in all disciplines. Slovak topics will also be considered. In the past our … Continued

UNC-Visegrad Studies at Carolina

August 30, 2016

The Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies (CSEEES) is launching the UNC-Visegrad Studies program in Fall 2016, made possible by a three-year University Studies Grant from the International Visegrad Fund in Bratislava, Slovakia. With the new program, CSEEES … Continued